Beyonce's Dress at the Grammys 2018
Beyoncé's Grammys Look Was Beyond Cool, but the Powerful Inspiration Behind It Will Leave You in Awe
We had been anxiously awaiting Beyoncé's appearance at the Grammy Awards. Luckily, the queen arrived with Blue Ivy and JAY-Z by her side. As much as we loved the family appearance, all we could think about was Beyoncé's spectacular look. She rocked a fitted velvet dress with thigh-high slits by Nicolas Jebran. And that's not even the best part — the superstar accessorized with $6.8 million in Lorraine Schwartz jewels, a wide-brim hat, and black Alain Mikli Le Matin shades.
Although her outfit was beyond cool, it also had an important meaning behind it. Jebran told Vogue that the ensemble was inspired by the history of social justice. The main influence behind the design was the 1960s Black Panther movement, which Beyoncé has used as a reference a few times in the past. According to Vogue, it took over 100 hours to complete the gown and Jebran made sure to use elements that symbolize strength, including bold shoulders. Beyoncé nailed it once again with a Grammys outfit that went beyond fashion to include powerful symbolism.